Having a diabetic husband makes preparing our sweets just a little bit harder- I say that because while I used to moan about not being able to make any desserts we could both enjoy, I’ve developed an absolutely delicious, comforting, mouthwatering Apple Pie recipe that’s sugar-free! And I’m here today to share it with you:
Sweet Sugar-Free Apple Pie
2 1/2 pounds tart apples (I use Granny Smith)
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
12 packets splenda sweetener
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1 double piecrust, unbaked
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon cream
Preheat oven to 425F. Make sure rack is in the bottom third of the oven. Peel and core apples. Cut each half into 6 wedges. Sprinkle with lemon juice and set aside.
In a large pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add splenda and spices (cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg) and salt. Stir over heat until well mixed. Add apple wedges, lower heat and let simmer for around ten minutes.
Prepare your piecrust. I make my own, but storebought will do. When your filling’s ready, fill bottom crust. Cut vents (I use a small fondant cutter) in the top crust, and cover pie with it. Brush with mixture of egg yolk and cream. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.